current & future landscape of storytelling
The Columbia Digital Storytelling Lab (DSL) will design stories for the 21st Century. We build on a diverse range of creative and research practices originating in fields from the arts, humanities and technology. But we never lose sight of the power of a good story. Technology, as a creative partner, has always shaped the ways in which stories are found and told. In the 21st Century, for example, the mass democratization of creative tools — code, data and algorithms — have changed the relationship between creator and audience. The Columbia DSL, therefore, is a place of speculation, of creativity, and of collaboration between students and faculty from across the University. New stories are told here in new and unexpected ways.
Join Columbia faculty and industry innovators as we explore the current and future landscape of digital storytelling.
Designed to be an open R&D space that experiments with shifts in authorship and ownership of stories, the global storytelling experiment also uses a detective narrative to examine the policy and ethical issues surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT).
Sherlock Holmes & the Internet of Things
Rikers Story Bot is a coding workshop and an algorithmic storytelling project set in and about Rikers Island correctional facility, New York city's main jail complex.
Rikers Story Bot
As PBS deepens the 21st century iterations of its core mission to education, culture and the arts, and news and information, the call to transform public media is pressing and urgent. The most vibrant sites of this transformation will be local. Indeed, the future of public media is happening locally.
Together we can reimagine public media
My Sky Is Falling is an immersive storyworld that aims to raise awareness about the challenges American foster children face before they age out of the foster care system.
My Sky is Falling
Welcome to Sherlock Holmes & the Internet of Things
“The Power of Immersive Media” featured in strategy+business magazine
Columbia DSL at World Economic Forum
Entering the World of Sherlock Holmes
Bit by Bit: Experiments in Digital Storytelling
What could a Digital Storytelling Lab at Columbia look like?